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Nelly Favis-Villafuerte

Nelly Favis-Villafuerte

Do you know that the most popular vinegar belonging to the natural health products group is apple cider vinegar? And do you know that there is a shortage now in supermarkets and healthy option stores of one imported organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar (Braggs) – an indication of the increasing number of people now using/patronizing apple cider vinegar not only for its health benefits but for other various household and cooking purposes.

Let me share with you some interesting information about apple cider vinegar as well as vinegar in general: (References: Various Internet reports and other publications)

•Do you know that vinegar has been popular since ancient times for its medicinal properties;

•Do you know that even Hippocrates, a Greek physician referred to as the Father of Modern (Western) Medicine is said to have used vinegar as a wound treatment;

•Do you know that the creation of the first vinegar was accidental – after grape juice, left to sit out for so long turned into wine and then vinegar;

•Do you know that the literal meaning of vinegar (in French) is actually “sour wine”;

•Do you know that vinegar (as finished product) is mostly made up of acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugar from apples. This mixture turns into acetic acid. Some high-quality brands of vinegar contain “mother” which looks like a murky film in the vinegar but are actually beneficial strands of enzymes and proteins;

•Do you know that apple cider vinegar is a vinegar made by fermenting apples in water usually over 7-8 month period. It may be naturally fermented or bacteria and yeast may be added to start the fermentation process. The resulting liquid is the vinegar with or without the “mother” which is basically a combination of cellulose and bacteria that is formed during the fermentation process;

•Do you know that the unfiltered unheated and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar which contains the “mother” is better than the pasteurized vinegar for use in our body or taking it internally;

•Do you know that the health benefits (both proven and unproven) of apple cider vinegar is wide-ranging and awesome. As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar is believed to cure everything from flu to warts to fighting off infection;

•Do you know that apple cider vinegar is used for cleaning dentures. Not many people know that many of those wearing dentures suffer from a condition called denture stomatitis or sore mouth from dentures. Due to the overgrowth of Candida, a form of yeast, inflammation results. This inflammatory condition is common in people who suffer from diabetes or from dry mouth. Apple cider vinegar has antifungal properties. After cleaning the dentures with apple cider vinegar, the dentures should be rinsed thoroughly;

•Do you know that like drinking lemon water, apple cider vinegar can cleanse the liver – by using a tablespoon or so in a cup of warm water first thing in the morning;

•Do you know that dabbing pure apple cider vinegar on facial age spots and leaving it overnight can help reduce the discoloration;

•Do you know that to reduce the discomfort of sunburn skin, we can place 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar into a warm bath;

•Do you know that applying apple cider vinegar to acne scar overnight will help reduce the bad appearance of the acne scar;

•Do you know that apple cider vinegar can help freshen your breath by killing any bacteria that may be present in your mouth;

•Do you know that taking apple cider vinegar will help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis;

•Do you know that apple cider vinegar can help in the cleaning of the kidney when taken on a regular basis – when taken with food or a drink that contains 1 tsp of vinegar for every cup of water or as a supplement;

•Do you know that taking 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar before bed lowers the blood glucose levels of diabetics by 4-6% during the night;

•Do you know that apple cider vinegar can be used as a facial toner by diluting 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 4 tbsp water and dabbing on the skin with a cotton ball.

Have a joyful day! (For comments/reactions please send to Ms. Villafuerte’s email:
villafuerte_nelly@yahoo.com).

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